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synonyms for befall

  • ensue
  • materialize
  • transpire
  • action
  • bechance
  • betide
  • break
  • chance
  • cook
  • develop
  • fall
  • follow
  • gel
  • go
  • hap
  • happen
  • jell
  • occur
  • shake
  • smoke
  • supervene
  • come down
  • come off
  • come to pass
  • cook up a storm
  • cook with gas
  • fall out
  • go down
See also synonyms for: befallen / befell
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antonyms for befall

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  • stay
  • stop
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The Supreme Court ruled in 1958 that the NAACP did not have to comply with Alabama’s demand that it list its donors because of the danger that could befall donors if their names were disclosed.
SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN CALIF. LAW REQUIRING CHARITIES TO DISCLOSE TOP DONORS TO ATTORNEY GENERALROBERT BARNESJULY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Save for a few fever checks and mask-wearing rules, Taiwan’s residents relished a life mostly sheltered from the heavy toll of lockdowns and isolation that befell the rest of the globe.
TECH WORKERS WHO FLOCKED TO TAIWAN’S COVID-FREE HAVEN ARE NOW FLEEINGLESLIE NGUYEN-OKWUJUNE 3, 2021QUARTZ
Phelps was an executive producer on 2020 HBO documentary, Weight of Gold, which explored the mental health struggles that often befall Olympic athletes after the Games.
‘THIS WILL 100% SAVE SOMEBODY’S LIFE.’ ATHLETES SEE A TURNING POINT FOR MENTAL HEALTH AFTER NAOMI OSAKA TAKES A STAND AT THE FRENCH OPENSEAN GREGORYJUNE 2, 2021TIME
When John returns from his mission, tragedy befalls him in a plot point so egregiously manipulative you might be tempted to call this movie Tom Clancy’s Without Shame.
TOM CLANCY'S WITHOUT REMORSE UNAPOLOGETICALLY KICKS OFF A BLAND NEW FRANCHISESTEPHANIE ZACHAREKAPRIL 29, 2021TIME
Baseball is the game in which, every day, you take responsibility for everything that has befallen others yet is not your fault.
THE NATIONALS DIDN’T SEEK THIS PAIN, BUT THEY MIGHT BE GROWING FROM ITTHOMAS M. BOSWELLAPRIL 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Now, many are worried that the fate that befell Texas and Florida could happen everywhere, throwing an already-fragile industry even deeper into prolonged crisis.
AS TEXAS AND FLORIDA BARS CLOSE DOWN, BARTENDERS FEAR THE WORSTANDREW R. CHOWJUNE 26, 2020TIME
The prophets have spoken in the wind, and there was no word of God in them: these things therefore shall befall them.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Into Tressan's mind there sprang the memory of the thing Garnache had promised should befall him in such a case.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
But I am come to teach thee what things shall befall thy people in the latter days, for as yet the vision is for days.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
His simple little heart is filled with a sense of the catastrophes that befall the great and strong.
CHILD LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYANATOLE FRANCE
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WORDS RELATED TO BEFALL

  • befall
  • come about
  • come to pass
  • occur
  • take place
  • transpire
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